Princes Highway Corridor Strategy


Project overview

The Princes Highway Corridor Strategy aims to improve road safety, reliability and access for all vehicles, including freight and tourist.

Key benefits

  • Improves road safety, travel reliability and access for freight, pedestrians and cyclists
  • Helps integrate the corridor with local needs, especially on through-town sections
  • Supports local and regional development and economies

The Princes Highway Corridor Strategy covers a 422km section of the highway from Yallah to Victoria, via the town centres of the NSW south coast.

One of its key aims is to make freight movement efficient and safe by improving access along the entire corridor for High Productivity Vehicles (HPV). It also looks at how this important coastal connection works in local areas and when passing through towns.

The Princes Highway Final Corridor Strategy August 2016 (PDF, 20.89 MB) was developed under the Road Network and Corridor Planning program by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Roads and Maritime (RM). 

The Princes Highway Final Community Consultation Report August 2016 (PDF, 1.27 MB) summarises the feedback from community members and stakeholders. This feedback was used to positively improve the strategy before it was finalised.

For more information, visit the Roads and Maritime Princes Highway Corridor Strategy page.

Project status: 

The Princes Highway Corridor Strategy was finalised in August 2016.

The strategy includes planned actions that aim to improve safety, create a reliable and comfortable transport experience, support industry-based heavy vehicle needs and work harmoniously with local community activity.

Safety improvements on the Princes Highway

  • Work with Councils to address pedestrian and cyclist safety.
  • Investigate road safety programs.
  • Review management of planned and unplanned road incidents.

Reliability and comfort on the Princes Highway

  • Increase the amount and frequency of driver information through Vehicle Messaging Services (VMS) and other Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
  • Address road alignment, lane width and pavement issues.
  • Investigate how to decrease disruption and delays caused by flooding, bridge closures and major incidents.
  • Future proof the highway, particularly against the effects of climate change.
  • Create wider clear zones, sealed shoulders and lanes.
  • Achieve smaller grades and smoother curves through road realignments.
  • Study the need for overtaking lanes and intersection upgrades.

Heavy vehicle access and use on the Princes Highway

  • Extend the amount of highway open to larger vehicles up to 30 meters long.

Local community integration with the Princes Highway

  • Improve the points of interaction with communities where the highway passes through urban centres.
  • Upgrade pedestrian and cyclist access and facilities.
  • Help provide well-facilitated public transport services.
  • Benefit local and regional economies by keeping tourists and businesses moving.
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